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Alexander Hamilton’s personally engraved powder horn. Inscribed with name and symbols in 1773, horn is one of few known tangible mementos of Founding Father appointed first Secretary of the Treasury. It is a profusely engraved powder horn of Hamilton’s very own, and it comes with a raft of supportive documentation to that effect, including a detailed letter from direct descendant Douglas Hamilton, who unequivocally states that the horn was his great great great great great grandfather’s property. Among the images on the horn are:-A large unicorn, symbolizing fortune and also Scotland, enhanced with a cinquefoil (five-petaled flower) from the Hamilton coat-of-arms-An estate with fenced-in land and streams, symbolizing wealth and means-A roundel of fasces (sticks tied with rope), an Ancient Roman token for civil authority-A roundel with cinquefoil, representing honor and a nod to Hamilton’s noble Scottish roots-It is also boldly carved “Alexander Hamilton 1773” and “First When When [sic.] Came To Ohio,” a phrase made in reference to American settlement.Length: 12”, Diameter ranges: 1 1/8”- 2 1/2” STERLING ASSOCIATES STRIVES TO PROVIDE ACCURATE, OBJECTIVE, & FAIR INFORMATION ON ALL LOTS. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. WE ADVISE THAT YOU, OR SOMEONE ON YOUR BEHALF, INSPECT ANY ITEM(S) AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS BEFORE BIDDING. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE SEE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

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The Alexander Hamilton Powder Horn, 1773

Estimate $25,000 - $35,000Jan 11, 2016